Sports  June 28, 2016
Hodgson pays price for sorry England mess
(From L) EnglandIn presiding over England's humiliating Euro 2016 elimination at the hands of Iceland, Roy Hodgson seemed to abandon the principles upon which he has constructed his entire career.Hodgson, 68, resigned as manager in the press conference room at Stade de Nice minutes after his side's 2-1 loss to Iceland in the last 16 on Monday had brought his third...  Full Story
Spain failing to keep standards: Pique
"We have to be realistic, we donSpain can no longer match the standards that won back-to-back European Championship titles in 2008 and 2012, Gerard Pique admitted after his side crashed out of Euro 2016 to Italy.The 2-0 defeat means that Spain, who also claimed their maiden World Cup in 2010, have now been embarrassed in two consecutive major tournaments. They were dumped out of ...  Full Story
Iceland heroes leave England in turmoil
Captain Aron Gunnarsson, who plays for Cardiff in the English league, said Iceland had been turned "upside down" by the winNo one thought they stood a chance, but Iceland stuck to their guns and pulled off one of football's biggest shocks, dumping England out of Euro 2016 and forcing their manager Roy Hodgson to quit in disgrace.Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson claimed their place in sporting history with the goals that secured a 2-1 win on a hot, humid night...  Full Story
Belgium want to make Lille home territory for Wales clash
"I canKevin De Bruyne wants Belgium's Euro 2016 quarter-final clash with Wales to be like a home game -- the Lille stadium is just 100 kilometres from the Belgian border.A huge wave of Belgians is expected to cross the frontier to invade the French city to watch their country take on opponents that De Bruyne called "a technically and defensively astute s...  Full Story
Argentina begs Messi not to quit
Argentine President Mauricio Macri has asked Lionel Messi not to quit the national teamArgentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country's President Mauricio Macri urged Lionel Messi not to leave the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat.The Barcelona superstar left the field in tears after missing a spot-kick in the Copa America Centenario final shootout against Chile on Sunday.He promptly told repo...  Full Story
US swim star Worrell flies to Rio berth
American Kelsi Worrell wins the 100m butterfly at the US Olympic Team Swimming Trials with a time of 56.48secKelsi Worrell is taking her international career to the next level, punching her Olympic ticket with a 100m butterfly victory at the US trials.Worrell, who won gold at the Pan American Games last year in her first international meeting, powered past 2012 Olympic gold medallist Dana Vollmer on the second lap to win in 56.48sec, making her the second...  Full Story
Federer fan of Willis Wimbledon fairytale
SwitzerlandRoger Federer hailed Marcus Willis as one of the great Wimbledon fairytales after the British qualifier set up a dream clash with the seven-time champion.Willis is ranked 706 in the world and just months ago the 25-year-old, who works as a coach to amateur players, was considering calling time on a professional career that appeared to be going nowh...  Full Story
Serena starts bid for 22nd Slam
US player Serena Williams gives her pre-Championships press conference at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 26, 2016Serena Williams begins her bid for a seventh Wimbledon title and record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam crown on Tuesday against a player who was once so disillusioned by tennis that she quit.World number one and top seed Williams won her 21st major at the All England Club 12 months ago by beating Garbine Muguruza.But the 34-year-old's hopes of going lev...  Full Story
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